As PhoneArena spotted recently, the tablet has quietly been filed under the name of the Samsung SM-P905 at the FCC.
Precious few details are available in the way of specs although the tablet’s diagram points to a stylus port for Samsung’s acclaimed S-Pen. A purported benchmark test from AnTuTu would seem to indicate that the tablet has an impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution display, the quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB of RAM, as well as 32GB of storage and dual-facing cameras (8MP snapper on the rear, 2MP camera on the front).
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The tablet, first announced at IFA in Germany last month, is set to retail for $349.99 and offers a smart 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and runs Android 4.2.2 with a custom LG user interface layered over the top.
There is also dual-facing cameras, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, as well as connectivity for a micro SD card.
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Unnamed sources from “tablet players” told Taiwanese website Digitimes that the new processors are likely to be cheaper than the current models, a sign perhaps that Intel is looking to compete directly with ARM in the low-end market.
The same sources apparently expect the CPUs to be priced between $15 and $20, about $12 than the current models.
In the past, Intel is said to have offered subsidies on its Bay Trail-T processors – including discounts for OEMs on bulk ordering – but prices supposedly remained more expensive than ARM-based quad-core processors from the likes of Nvidia, Qualcomm and Mediatek.